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"endeavour." john zarrella on a rooftop along the storied parade route. and a special guest especially on this day when we honor "endeavour," leroy child, a nasa astronaut who flew into space and back aboard the very spacecraft. thank you all for joining us, especially you, mr. chow. first to john zarrella. what's the holdup here? >> reporter: right now we're looking at four hours behind schedule. and once they get here, we are at an area near a shopping mall that was going to be the second official viewing area. and it should have been here four hours ago. and it's still down in the distance, a ways away from us. what's been the holdup is this entire route today, they have had to go and cut down and move -- not cut down trees, but they've hato trim trees back on both sides of the vehicle. all along the route. they've run into a much more difficult chore than they ever expected would happen. they even had to pour sand along the road in places to actually allow the vehicle to go up on the curb on that transporter, that system that it's on. it has been far, far more complex and difficult
. casey wian on the streets right now and john zarrella is there, as well, with gaggle of onlookers on the rooftop. john, where is this shuttle now? >> reporter: it's getting here slowly. don, people have been asking me all along the route. and you can see here, there are thousands of people who have gathered here. this is a shopping mall and right outside the shopping mall is an area where the shuttle was going to make a second stop for a ceremony. the first one was earlier this morning. but itasn't gotten here yet. it is already two hours behind schedule and the problem was they ran into some -- i'm going to bring in stephanie from nassau. and stephanie, ran into some issues here. you knew those things were out there. but, you know, a little more problematic than probably first thought. >> yes, they knew they were going to have to crab between the trees, very precise movement along the way. also crowd control, police force is having to back people up. that slowed things down. once again, want to get here safely, but it's taking longer than expected. >> reporter: and trimming trees
. these pictures have been captivating all of us, including our john zarrella, who is somewhere along the route there. john, good morning. this is quite a task, right? they had some pretty tight clearance in some areas getting this thing around. >> oh yeah, they're not done with those tight clearances yet either, randi. we're about halfway between where it started at l.a.x. and the california science center. so endeavor sitting here behind us now outside the old forum where the los angeles lakers used to play. they're a little bit ahead of schedule and i want to bring in stephanie stillson, who works for nasa and has been responsible for preparing all of the shuttle orbiters for their retirement. stephanie, an amazing sight, but you have to be a little bit concerned when you know the narrow clearances that randi was just talking about. >> absolutely. but the self-propelled motorized transports that they're using can move precisely. so it should be able to crab around the trees and things that will be in the way along the way. a lot of planning going into that. things did have to be moved, like
about two miles per hour. cnn john zarrella is following its last big mission. >> the folks at the california science center where the space shuttle "endeavour" will make its final home don't want to call this a once in a lifetime experience. they like to call it a once experience. they don't think anything like this will ever happen again and they're probably right. early this morning the space shuttle "endeavour" making its final trip. they call it mission 26. flew 25 times in space and this will be its 26th mission and it left los angeles international airport and it's gone about a mile and a half so far and pulled in here to a parking lot because they wanted to move it out of the airport before rush hour started and then after rush hour ends and later in the day, they will continue to move it on to its next leg. but right now it is sitting here and it's a tremendous opportunity for folks from los angeles to come up to it, get close behind these barriers and take pictures of the shuttle. they've got friends taking pictures of them and they've got their children taking pic
the space shuttle. john zarrella is live with us watching it all go by. john, good morning. tell us just how slow is this thing actually going? >> reporter: well, i think it's funny because in orbit, it goes 17,500 miles an hour, and on the streets of los angeles, its top speed has been about 2 miles an hour. so this is certainly the slowest the shuttle has probably ever gone and it's one of shortest trips it's ever made, a total of 12 miles from l.a.x. where it left yesterday to the california science center, which will be its new and final home. they are about halfway home now. we can see from some of the live pictures we have out there now. they're about four blocks from where we are just off of manchester, and this is one of the areas where they expect that about 5,000 people will be gathering here as the shuttle goes by. this is the old forum arena here where the los angeles lakers used to play, and they've cordoned this whole area off as a viewing area for endeavor as it goes by. one of the tricky spots was last night as it crossed over the 405 expressway about midnight local time here
takes off. john zarrella standing by. john, you get all the good assignments. are we now counting on private industry -- i guess it's all going to be private industry, maybe nasa oversees some of it, i don't know, to do what nasa used to do? >> reporter: yeah, and clearly nasa oversees all of this and has a lot of input into what these private companies are launching, and once they start with the manned flights from these private companies, the astronauts on board, nasa will even have greater impact then as to the spacecraft that are flying and making sure that they are, quote, human rated. tonight there is nobody on top. it is a dragon capsule on a falcon 9 rocket. you can see it on the launchpad. the steam coming out is the venting of the excess liquid oxygen on that spacecraft. everything is going well. the only issue right now is the weather. there are rain showers to the north of the space center and some rain showers to the south, and what they're really concerned about is what they call anvil clouds, those big thunder heads. the reason for that, don, is because if you launc
of 2 miles an hour. and witness to all of this, john zarrella in los angeles. is that the -- look how cool that is. right behind you. you're on the route. not only on the route. was going to say, where is the shuttle now? there it is. >> reporter: hey, don. you know, it's funny. i've seen "endeavour" and all the other vehicles, shuttles take off. i've seen them land. i've been inside "endeavour." but you could never have told me in a million years that i would be standing on the streets of los angeles with the shuttle sitting in a parking lot behind me. that's what it's doing right now, and will be for the next nine hours. it actually left the los angeles international airport about three hours ago. it's only gone about a mile and a half to get here, two miles. and literally what they did is they had time to kill, is the way they're putting it. because they don't want to be trying to move it during rush hour in los angeles and they wanted to get it out of the airport before rush hour. they're sitting it here for nine hours. they're going to move some lights and some overhanging power
control called it a picture-perfect launch. john zarrella has reaction to the liftoff. john? >> reporter: they are ecstatic. and they should be. it's in orbit and in a rendezvous with the international space station. the dragon, along with the falcon 9 rocket lifted off from cape canaveral air force station, without a hitch. >> and liftoff of the space x falcon 9 rocket. >> reporter: a lot of people will say what's the big deal? the spacex rocket rendezvoused with the international space station and returned to earth. this was the first of the real deal missions. that was a demonstration mission. this one is carrying 1,000 pounds of cargo to the international space station. the first of 12 flights contracted with nasa at a cost of $1.6 billion. we're going to have to wait for that rendezvous to take place. the dragon spacecraft will rendezvous with the international space station. and shortly thereafter, it will be to the station. right now, everything going perfectly. and the dragon capsule, on its way, on this historic mission to the international space station. don? >> thank you, john
. john zarrella is there watching it all, there with thousands if not millions of other people who have lined the streets to see it up close and personal. >> yeah, fredricka, certainly thousands here. this is the second viewing location that had been set up along the route today. you can see behind me here, the sea of people who have come here for the festivities that are going to take place here. look over here, american flags, people holding american flags here. it's like a terrific -- having fun? you ready for it? a couple more hours. >> oh, my gosh. >> i'm sorry. i'm not supposed to be a kill joy, but you know, they have run into a little bit of -- well, they ran into a few difficulties up on crenshaw in that direction where they have had to really slow down. they were literally within inches of the trees and at one point, they had to lay some sand down to build up a curb because it actually kind of jumped the curb with the tow vehicle to get up to it. stephanie is with me. she is with nasa and prepared all of the vehicles for their journeys. and you knee that it was going to be dif
to the international space station. john zarrella is live for us in miami. it's a big moment? >> it really is, fredricka. if the weather holds and it's iffy right now, some cloud cover at the kennedy space center. up at cape canaveral, the falcon 9 rocket with the dragon capsule on top it ready to go, 8:30 p.m. time launch. everything looks to go smooetly on its way to the resupply mission to the international space station. if you go out there, you say what's the big deal? didn't they do this already? they did back in may. it was the first commercial company to send a spacecraft to the international space station, berth can the space station and return that vehicle safely to earth. but that was a demonstration flight. in essence, this is the real deal, and you're flying basically without a net. now, bob cabana the head of the kennedy space subtle and a foreman shuttle astronaut said in a news conference that this will usher in a new era at the kennedy space center. >> overall, tremendous progress towards really becoming what was once science-fiction but a multi-user space port with horizonta
. >> mission control called it a picture perfect launch. john zarrella has reaction to tonight's historic blastoff? >> officials are ecstatic and have good reason to be. their spacecraft is in orbit. the dragon on top of the falcon 9 rocket lifted off from cape kaucanaveral without a hitch. >> liftoff of the rocket. >> a lot of folks are saying what's the big deal? they have already done this. that's true. back in may, they rendezvoused in space, but this was the first of real deal missions. that was a demonstration mission. this is carrying 1,000 pounds of cargo to the international space station, and the first of 12 flights contracted with nasa at a cost of $1.6 billion. we will have to wait a couple days of the rendezvous to make place. it will rendezvous with the international space station, and shortly thereafter it will be birthed to the station. right now though, everything going perfectly and the dragon capsule on its way on this historic mission to the international space station. don? >> thank you. >>> the president's bad debate night. his defenders doing what h
. and it is super, super slow. two cnn work horses are watching this story, the surreal moment, in time. our john zarrella, first to you, where is the shuttle now? and how fast are we moving? is it still two miles an hour, or even slower? >> reporter: yeah, actually, and before that, i have to get us a couple of those signs, that is great. but it is actually moving less than two miles an hour, they actually had difficulty in the tight turns, where the clearances were just a couple of miles. but we are on the roof top of a parking garage of a mall. and you can see the tremendous crowd that is gathering and continued to gather, look down the street down there, don. all lined up down the street here waiting for endeavour, which is about an hour behind schedule. and i'm joined with stephanie stillson, what is with nasa. she has been responsible for getting all three of the space shuttle orbiters prepared for their final home. and stephanie, just look at the crowd, spectacular. >> it is actually more people than i expected, and i expected a lot. so you see them pouring in, continuously, that is great.
be achieved in this country. it's a testament to that. >> all right. well put. we'll end on that. john zarrella, thank you very much. beautiful sight there in los angeles. i'm don lemon. thanks for watching. good night. inside the supreme court, a rare and exclusive interview with the longest serving justice, an tonnen scalia. >> you have to read the federalist papers. i don't think anyone in the current congress could written one of those numbers. >> colorful and controversial, powerful and polarizing, scalia's decisions have changed the nation. now you have super pacs funded by billionaires and funding elections. that couldn't be what the founding fathers intended. antonin scalia, a rare glimpse inside the highest court of the land where the issues that divide america are decided. my discussion with antonin scalia. this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening. it isn't often a supreme court justice invites a journalist to come sit down with him inside the court itself, but i'm in washington today to interview the longest serving justice antonin scalia. justices don't report on cases
have been too ambitious for "endeavour." john zarrella is hanging out watching the crawl. >> reporter: many people have waited eight, nine hours for the shuttle to arrive, but when it did, it was worth it. it had the road to itself, a parade of one. in tinseltown where seeing stars ho-hum, "endeavour" made everyone starry-eyed. cameras snapped. people looked on in awe as "endeavour" came into view. this was the first viewing area outside the old former arena where the los angeles lakers once played. and "endeavour" was way ahead at that point but it wouldn't last. outside the second designated viewing area, some people stood and waited for more than eight hours for it to arrive and when it did, it was well after dark. the most difficult part was more difficult than expected. "endeavour" came within inches of trees. so many people lined the streets pressing as close as they could get, so many turns that it was slower than the predicted 2 miles an hour, but, oh, was it worth the wait. the actor with his daughter. >> i think it's history. that's why i wanted to be here. >> the juyoung ro
the streets of los angeles to its final resting place. john zarrella will cover it. he will explain there's a lot of excitement surrounding this t p trip. >> reporter: 25 flights, nearly 123 million miles flown, but this final road trip for the space shuttle "endeavour" will be the most unique journey any shuttle has ever taken. here they are calling it mission 26. in the very early morning hours friday, "endeavour," sitting on a transporter, will leave los angeles international airport for a two-day, 12-mile stroll through the streets of l.a. and englewood. final destination, the california science center. "endeavour" will pass by randy's donut shop. of course they have battered up shuttle donuts. they look just like space shuttle shuttles. >> that's what you need, isn't it? >> pretty neat, like the shuttle sitting inside the hole in the giant donut outside. getting ready is a monumental sometimes controversial undertaking. because the shuttle is so wide, trees along the route had to be trimmed, hundreds cut down. science center promises to replace each one with two. steel plates were p
,000 pounds over its capacity. our john zarrella who gets everything science joins us from l.a. because you've had this fabulous assignment the whole journey. tell me where we are in the journey and how we're doing today. >> reporter: okay, where we are, ashleigh is we're parked and it's a tremendous opportunity for the people of los angeles and they're coming out with their kids and their families and getting to take pictures with the orbiter and what happened was they had to move from the airport before they got into l.a. rush hour traffic. they didn't want to be dealing with that so they moved it early this morning and it's only gone a mile and a half, two miles from this location here and it's going sit here for nine hours before they actually move it again. they're doing a little bit of reconfiguring of the transporter system which is incredibly unique in and of itself and it's remote controlled and a guy literally walks in front of it moving these hundreds and hundreds of wheels under it so they can move it and turn it around different streets and they'll reconfigure it today and they
zarrella and casey wian are covering this story from different vantage points. we'll start with you, john. you're at a staging area where the shuttle is stopping for a public ceremony. some might argue that it seemed like it was at a standstill, going just 2 miles per hour. now it really has stopped, putting the brakes on for this ceremony. >> absolutely. they got here quite a bit early today, ahead of schedule. they've been sitting here a lot longer than they had anticipated and expected. we are at the old forum where the los angeles lakers used to play a little basketball back in the day before they moved. and you know, it gave an opportunity for thousands of people in the englewood area to come out and see the space shuttle. they had a marching band here. they've had music playing. "endeavour" has been sitting there for the better part of an hour. a lot longer than we had anticipated, fredericka. and i am joined by stephanie stillson who works for nasa and has been in charge of preparing all three of the space shuttle orbiters for their retirement. and stephanie, just a great reception
, but it's expected to take two days to get there. yes, two days. john zarrella's on the scene for us. he's following "endeavour." he's joining us in l.a. john, two days, 12 miles, what's going on? >> reporter: yeah, wolf. well just now they left this holding area where it's been for the last nine hours and it is heading up. and you're right. it's going to take two days because they're moving very, very slowly. like i said, nine hours here alone where it stopped. what the reason of that because they had to move it very early in the morning in the overnight hours from l.a.x. about three miles from this location. they wanted to do that before rush hour traffic. and then they sat here for nine hours until they got later in the day they had to take some power lines down, move some power lines that are further down the road. and then they're going -- now they're continuing on on the journey. but all during the day today, wolf, hundreds and hundreds of people showed up here to get really a close up look at the shuttle. a view that, you know, unless you were an asts astro naught, never got that
at the california science center. that's just how it rolls. cnn's john zarrella is watching this spectacle. he is live in los angeles. john, this has just got to be amazing. even by los angeles standards. how big is this thing? >> yeah, there's no question about it. you're talking about a vehicle that's more than 100 feet long, 78 feet wide, 145,000 pounds. and the carrier that they're moving it on right now weighs over 200,000 pounds itself. we are in an area by a shopping mall, which there's a parking lot here behind me, and you can see it's blocked off. they're actually going to put the shuttle in there. it's in a place between our two camera shots right now, so we can't show it to you. but it's going to sit in there. they're going to reconfigure it on to a different transporter, and that's going to take about nine hours. so, it will literally sit here for the next nine hours before it starts to move on again, and head on ultimately two miles an hour, at 46 hours, the total journey. you know, flew 123 million miles over the course of 25 flights, john, and missions, and this is certainly by
. cnn's john zarrella caught up with some people working to sign up potential voters. and they're finding a discouraging amount of apathy. >> reporter: jasinia fernandez and karen garcia go door to door. the question they ask is simple but one of te modemocracy's mos important. >> sometimes i get sad because people tell me, you know, i don't want to vote. i don't liking voting. it's frustrating sometimes. they do have the right and can vote. they don't want to vote. >> reporter: jessinia and karen work for a plethora of organizations, some partisan, some not, engaged in a last minute swing state signing race to register voters. since the primary more than 133,000 people have registered. >> are you registered to vote? >> reporter: at florida atlantic university in boca raton -- >> are you registered to vote this year? >> reporter: outside the courthouse in plantation there's no mistaking which candidate allen supports. but he says -- >> we register anyone that comes along that wants to register. >> reporter: but you would prefer they register democrats. >> of course. i work for
. they are encouraging people to vote. some simply have no interest in voting whatsoever. john zarrella reports. >> reporter: justinea and karen go door to door. the question they ask is simple. in florida, the deadline is tuesday. if you're not registered by then, you can't vote in the presidential election. >> sometimes i get sad because people tell me, you know, i don't want to vote, i don't like voting, and it is kind of, like, frustrating sometimes that they do have the right and they can vote, they just don't want to vote. >> reporter: they work for the florida immigrant coalition, one of a plethora of organizations, some partisan, some not, engaged in a last minute swing state signing race to register voters. since the state's august primary, more than 133,000 people have registered. at nova's southeastern university law school in broward county. >> are you registered to vote? >> at florida atlantic university in boca raton -- >> are you registered to vote this year. >> reporter: outside the courthouse in plantation, no mistaking which candidate alan supports, but he says -- >> we regist
victory lap through the streets of l.a. for today and into tomorrow. john zarrella is live for us in los angeles this morning. god that is such a great shot. i think it's a nice thing that they're going to take it slow. good morning. >> yeah, well they don't have a choice but to take it slow through the streets. can you imagine, 25 flights, flying 17,500 miles an hour, repairing satellites, fixing the hubble space telescope, flying to the space station, and this may be the most memorable journey that any space shuttle has ever made. it left los angeles international airport a couple of hours ago. passed right by our location there. being towed on a transporter and making the narrow turns through the streets of los angeles. we expect it to be here momentarily in the area behind me here is another staging area where the space shuttle undeafer is going to sit for about seven, eight, nine hours where they reconfigure it onto another platform. tonight, later tonight they're going to hook it up to a toyota truck to tow it across the 405 expressway. we talked to the toyota people and they said
center. and we have you covered today because we have john zarrella and casey wian, there they are, joining us from los angeles. john zarrella, let me join with you. we took the shuttle landing live on the show a week or two ago and the crowd reaction, that piggyback ride was so huge. now that it is sitting there, what are people saying? >> look, well you know, look at this. i talked to some of the people in the crowd here, and really you kind of get just one word answers like, wow, you know, this is unbelievable, wow, right? right? >> wow, wow. >> that's what kind of answers you get from the people when they see it here. it is such a spectacular view when you have "endeavour" there. this is not supposed to be a, quote, public staging area here. they drove it about -- brought it -- towed it three miles this morning before rush hour, in the dark, from l.a.x., just three miles from here. and over to this staging area, really just to park it. they did some things down the road, where they had to move more power lines and get other things ready and reconfigure this area here where it i
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